• Ted Lilly would have loved to keep pitching — if his body would allow him to start every fifth day, and if he could stay off the disabled list. Instead, the 37-year-old left-hander is retiring because of further problems with his shoulder and back. A two-time All-Star, Lilly was 130-113 with a 4.14 ERA in parts of 15 major-league seasons pitching for Montreal, Oakland, Toronto, the New York Yankees, Chicago Cubs and Dodgers.
• The Los Angeles Dodgers avoided salary arbitration with three players, agreeing to one-year deals with left-hander Scott Elbert, outfielder Mike Baxter and catcher Drew Butera. Elbert’s deal is for $575,000, and Baxter’s and Butera’s for $700,000 each, but they are not guaranteed.
• After leading the Kansas City Royals to its best record in more than 20 years this past season, General Manager Dayton Moore was given a two-year contract extension. Financial terms were not disclosed on the new deal, which will keep him in charge of baseball operations through the 2016 season.